As everyone else is heading south to avoid the coming dark and cold, Xahira and her band of hunters are heading north. Once the sun dips beneath the horizon for the final time before spring, the magnetic and mana fields will be at their weakest. It’s Xahira’s job to make sure that anything that comes through doesn’t make it beyond the taiga. This is her ninth season and her fourth as the leader of her lodge. The goal is always the same – kill monsters and come home safely.
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During the summer months she’s drilled and trained the hunters of her lodge hard. For her, professionalism and dedication are the only ways to ensure survival. She’s not out here for adventure or a tall story to tell around the hearth fire. Killing isn’t something she find entertaining. The bravado and glory seeking of the other lodges will only get you killed. Her hunters only fire when sure of a hit, never work alone and treat the monsters with a weary respect. By following these rules, Xahira has never even been wounded and she holds the record for the most kills in a season.
This year her band is mostly hunters here for their first season. Several of her more experience hunters have formed a new lodge to replace another that was wiped out last winter. At the gathering in late autumn, Xahira has been given 4th choice of which building to occupy. The safety of the south is better served by her taking a front line lodge but that will put her inexperienced hunters at a lot of risk.
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